11/4/2011 5:32 PM
Earlier this week I traveled to Camarillo, California to photograph eggs, believing that any narrative about bird species would be incomplete without some presentation of the eggs. I received permission to work with the eggs sets in the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. It is reputed to have the largest collection in the world. I decided to spend my limited time focusing on shorebirds, and if possible, gulls and terns. I got nearly all of the subjects I was hoping for.
As I was working with these eggs, I realized what true treasures that I was privileged to see. Many of these eggs were more than 100 years old, some were much older. I recall the date on the Eskimo Curlew eggs as being from 1830.
To see a sampling of images from this trip, click the Camera icon.